Researchers Develop Mini-Brain Like Balls as Simple 3-D Testbeds For Neuroscience Research

In a recently published paper in Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods entitled “3D Neural Spheroid Culture: An In Vitro Model for Cortical Studies“, researchers from Brown University reported a method to produce spheres like mini-brains containing central nervous system tissue. These mini-brains have no thinking ability but are relevant as cheap and simple 3-D testbeds for neuroscience research. The brain is the most complex organ in the body which serves as center of the nervous system that controls many aspects of human’s daily routine like thoughts, memory, movement and, speech. It is composed primarily of two broad classes of cells: i) neurons and, ii) other cells called glial cells that have the role of providing neurons with structural and metabolic support, insulation, and guidance for development. Physiologically, brain function depends on the…


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